Resort Guide: Boracay, Phillipines, Philippines

Intro

 

With beautiful beaches, stunning sunsets and some of the worlds most friendly

people it is somewhere you have to visit. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned pro windsurfer, Boracay has something to offer absolutely everyone.

Borocay is also one of the best places in the world for non-windsurfing partners. Don’t let that put you off if you are travelling by yourself though. There is so much to do, including a vibrant nightlife waiting for you if you want it.

Put simply, the island is the perfect holiday destination. Sit back, relax and forget about the winter. Enjoy the consistent wind, bath temperature turquoise water and perfect blasting and freestyle conditions. What more could you want?

 

Getting There

 

I flew with Etihad Airways, which meant flying from London Heathrow to Abu Dhabi, then Abu Dhabi to Manila. The flight cost was £630.

Once you are in Manila you have to take a connecting flight to Caticlan which is a short 40 minute flight and is only about £30. When you arrive in Caticlan you are almost there, all that’s left is a 20 minute ferry journey and 10 minute trike ride.

You can also fly with different airlines such as KLM, Saudi Airways Singapore, Malaysia, Emirates, Qatar. For the internal flights check out: Cebu Pacific, Air Phils Express or Seair.

Check out http://www.sportif.travel for some great discount packages this winter.

 

 

Windsurfing

 

Bulabog beach is the main windsurfing spot on the island. The bottom is a mixture of sand, sea grass and rocks with the odd sea urchin thrown in for good measure. It is an ideal spot for anyone from beginner to advanced freestyle / slalom sailor. It is fairly shallow, so ideal for learning to beach start and waterstart.

Wind

The best months for wind are November - April when the NE trade winds blow consistently throughout the whole day.

Water state

Depending on the tide you have a range of conditions. From mirror flat water at low tide - perfect for freeriding and freestyling, to bump and jump on mid to high tides.

When high tides and strong winds are combined the swell can get in to the bay beyond the reef and offer some nice swells and good port tack jumping.

On spring low tides it’s not possible to sail with anything more than a freestyle fin.

Water Temp: 28c. Boardies and rashie is all you ever need!